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All-new Ka-62 civil helicopter certified in Russia

November 30, 2021, Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) issued a type certificate for an all-new Ka-62 civil helicopter to Russian Helicopters holding company of Rostec State Corporation. This document allows selling the helicopter at the Russian market. Ka-62 helicopter flight test program was launched in 2017 using three prototypes that performed 434 flights with a total dura...

Helitrans Pyrinees expands operations with the delivery of its first Bell 429

Helitrans Pyrinees S.L. took delivery of its first Bell 429 in March 2021. Renowned for its class-leading capabilities and flexible platform, the Bell 429 has enabled the Spanish operator to expand into special missions such as search and rescue (SAR) and firefighting. “The 429 was an easy decision for us. The spacious cabin, impressive mountain performance, cruise speed and tail rotor...

Leonardo: new helicopter service & logistics centre in Brazil achieves operational readiness

Leonardo has taken a further step forward to strengthen the level of quality services supporting helicopter operators in Brazil and Latin America with the operational readiness of its all-new Service and Logistics Centre headquartered in Itapevi, 30km far from São Paolo. This is the result of an R$60 million investment (approximately 9 million EUR) - the new site is based on an 80,000 m2 ar...

Russian Helicopters to supply Bangladesh police with two Mi-171A2

Russian Helicopters and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Bangladesh have signed a contract for the delivery of two cutting-edge Mi-171A2 heavy multipurpose helicopters. Under the terms and conditions of the contract, the two rotrcrafts are to be delivered to the customer in Q1 2023. "The contract we signed is the logical outcome of our sustained efforts to prom...

First five-bladed H145 for offshore wind operations at HTM Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to be used in the offshore wind segment to its long-term customer HTM Helicopters. The aircraft will be operated from one of HTM’s bases at Norden-Norddeich, Emden, Borkum and Helgoland. For its missions, which include passenger transport to and from wind farms and hoisting technicians to the wind-turbines, the helicopter is equippe...

Pratt & Whitney Canada expands carbon offset service to include helicopter engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced the expansion of its year-old carbon offset service to include operators of the company’s helicopter engines enrolled in the Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP™) and Fleet Management Program (FMPTM) pay-per-hour maintenance programs.  “Across all of the diverse missions served by our helicopter customers – from search...

Sustainable aviation fuel in Arrius-powered helicopter fleet: Safran and ÖAMTC Air Rescue

Safran Helicopter Engines and ÖAMTC Air Rescue have agreed to cooperate in introducing sustainable aviation fuel. The engine manufacturer will support the Austrian HEMS operator in deploying SAF to its Arrius 2B2-powered Airbus H135 fleet. By summer 2022, the goal is that one HEMS helicopter will be ready to use 30 to 50% biofuel, in compliance with current Safran engines certification to use...

New joint venture for civil rotorcraft sales - Russian Helicopters & AJ Holding

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and the Emirati company AJ Holding LLC have established a joint venture Alpha Aviation LLC in the Ajman Free Zone. The new company will promote and sell Russian civil helicopters abroad. The key market for Alpha Aviation will be the Middle East, where it plans to sell more than 20 civil helicopters of various types until 2026&...

A vegan helicopter interior - Airbus meets customer request

When a valued customer specified that his new helicopter must have an interior that was fully vegan, Airbus Corporate Helicopters’ (ACH) design team rose to the occasion. The resulting ACH145 has now been delivered to German construction entrepreneur Dr Urs Brunner who insisted on the requirement at the urging of his wife, ethical fashion pioneer Daniela Brunner. Its cabin is fitted...

Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing purchases Bell 429 to boost Ministry of Health Emergency capabilities

Bell Textron Inc.,announced the sale of a Bell 429 helicopter in Kuwait to Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing (KIAL) to be used by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). This marks the third 429 HEMS sale in the country. The aircraft is expected to be delivered in August 2022. KIAL and Bell representatives gathered at the Dubai Air Show to celebrate...

More maintenance solutions in Norway with new Bell authorized maintenance center

Bell Textron Inc. appointed a new Authorized Maintenance Center in Norway. Kongsberg Aviation Maintenance Services (KAMS) based in Kjeller, Norway will provide aircraft maintenance for the fleet of 18 Bell 412s, operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force. “We are thrilled to include KAMS in Bell’s AMC network,” said Duncan Van De Velde, managing director, Commerc...

Airbus Helicopters product & service solutions at the first European Rotors

European Rotors will enable Airbus Helicopters to reconnect with its customers, partners, suppliers, and other industry players in person. Showgoers will have the opportunity to stop by and learn all about the different initiatives launched by the Company to pioneer sustainable aerospace from the use of sustainable aviation fuel, to hybridisation and Urban Air Mobility. A scale model of the C...